A population-based study on epilepsy in mentally retarded children.

@article{Airaksinen2000APS,
  title={A population-based study on epilepsy in mentally retarded children.},
  author={Eila M. Airaksinen and Riitta Matilainen and Tarja Mononen and Kirsi Mustonen and Juhani Partanen and Veikko Jokela and Pekka Halonen},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={
          1214-20
        }
}
PURPOSE This study presents data on cumulative risk of seizures, cause, comorbidity, and remission of epilepsy among mentally retarded (MR) children followed until the age of 22 years. METHODS A total of 151 MR children were identified at the age of 8 or 9 years by screening four birth cohorts of 12,882 children born from 1969 to 1972 in the Finnish province of Kuopio. Information about epilepsy was gathered longitudinally when children were 9 to 10, 17, and 22 years old. The guidelines for… CONTINUE READING

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